Jon Bero

Jon Bero was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is a graduate of the School of Visual arts with an MFA in Visual Narrative, and of the Kansas City Art Institute of Kansas City, Missouri with a BFA in Illustration and Asian Studies. Working across a variety of media, from sound, animation, and writing, Jon Bero pulls from personal experiences for all of his storytelling endeavors. He is deeply inspired by Japanese art, namely the contrast of whimsical visuals juxtaposed with dark or heavy subject matter, a pairing prominent within his own work. Explorations of identity, belonging, and anxiety are at the heart of Jon’s stories, with cartoon-like visuals offering universality for people of all ages to engage with. Jon's mentor was Jörg Tittel.